The hardest part of Bryce Young's transition to the Southeastern Conference has been the weather, as the winter clouds and overcast skies of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have replaced the near-constant sunshine of his hometown of Pasadena, California.

"It was just weird going weeks in a row with straight rain," said Young, who enrolled early at Alabama as the top-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country.

In comparison, the rest of the true freshman's shift to the Bowl Subdivision has gone smoothly. He's been amazed by the Crimson Tide's resources. He's been acclimating himself to the playbook. Young has adapted to the tempo of Alabama football as the team prepares for spring practice, which begins on Friday.

"There’s not a lot of time just sitting, wondering, ‘What am I going to do in Tuscaloosa?’ You’re always working, you’re always doing something," Young said. "I’m definitely blessed to be able to go to Alabama where we have the best resources in college football. I’ve just been trying to take advantage of it.

"It’s definitely a difference. It’s definitely different being in Tuscaloosa than the area that I come from. At the same time, there’s definitely positives about everything."